Hawk attacks drone in a battle of claw versus machine

Those who own drones better keep an eye on where their precious quadcopters are flying. A hawk could jump out and down your drone at any minute.

Drones have it kind of tough nowadays. Not only do people think drones flying around are annoying ( or worse), camera-toting remote-controlled gizmos often find themselves attacked by planes, sharks and, now, hawks.

The drone in the above video, owned by Christopher Schmidt, is just minding its business flying around the skies above Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, Mass., when a hawk seemingly comes out of nowhere and, in one fell swoop, throws the drone to the ground.

The hawk, a natural predator, likely thought the drone was invading its turf, and, according to Schmidt's report, happily retreated after defeating its prey. Fortunately, both the hawk and the drone came away from the brief scuttle unscathed.

As drones become more popular, we'll likely see mother nature fighting even more aggressively to keep these unwanted beasts out of the food chain, and to keep us humans entertained.

After the scuffle, the drone said, "I fought the hawk, and the hawk won." Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

(Via Sploid)

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